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Daiwa Tatula SV TW gearyness

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So I just got my tatula SV TW yesterday and it wasnt as smooth as I expected. I think it may be lacking in grease, as the geary feeling is only felt in some parts of the rotation. Is there any way to fix this? 

Also I was also wondering what greases y'all recommend

 

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If it’s new then just return/exchange it. Daiwa also has a 1yr warranty on new reels and will fix it for you. I just got a brand new gear set from Daiwa and it was bad. The reel sounded like it had a bee trapped in it when reeling the handle. A new set was installed and it’s like whipped butter now. 

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The flood of posts regarding "Geary" reels makes me wonder if expectations are realistic. You never heard this about a Curado D because they were solid but heavy by today's standards. Current small, light weight reels will never feel like the past OGs. 

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I have had a several new daiwa’s  that way.  Sent them in for repair and most but not all came back smooth.   

 

I stopped using  lews because they got geary with age.  I switched to Daiwa and some of them are geary right out of the box others are silky smooth.  Maybe I do expect too much but I can’t deal with rough feeling reels.  I pick up some of my friends reels that they comment how smooth they are and want to thrown them in the water. I guess we all have different expectations.  Maybe I’ll get used to it too some day.

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Just now, jbrew73 said:

I have had a several new daiwa’s  that way.  Sent them in for repair and most but not all came back smooth.   

 

I stopped using  lews because they got geary with age.  I switched to Daiwa and some of them are geary right out of the box others are silky smooth.  Maybe I do expect too much but I can’t deal with rough feeling reels.  I pick up some of my friends reels that they comment how smooth they are and want to thrown them in the water. I guess we all have different expectations.  Maybe I’ll get used to it too some day.

Stick to aluminum framed, aluminum side plate brass gear reels like the Daiwa TD Zillion/Megabass IP, SV103 Alphas/SV105 or Shimano Antares if you want butter smooth that lasts.  These are older proven platforms that are notorious for being smooth and staying that way.  The Curado K and Bantam MGL should be good too but haven't been around long enough to be considered proven.

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I hear you but for $200 you would think they would be smooth out of the box.

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My first SV is just about my smoothest reel, but my second had a little click. I cleaned it and oiled it and that click went away. The handle doesn't feel as stiff as the other, but that's no big deal. But as rippin-lips suggested, it might be a smarter idea to just return it.

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Send it back for a new one. Both of my Tatula SV’s are the smoothest reels I own.

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No problems with mine, but i also take all my new reels apart and clean and re-oil and regrease before they see a rod or line. I use shimano grease and boca lighting oil. 

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I just got one last weekend and it’s by far the smoothest best feeling reel I own, and I own others that were more expensive. I absolutely love it, planning on picking up a second one this weekend again. 

 

So yes, send it in/return exchange it. 

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You can always order a new gear set if it is out if warrenty.  I bought a Tatula SV 8:1 with a gift card that had a tick on the retrieve and once used it became noisy and mildly geary but the tick was gone.  Rather than deal with customer service I ordered a new gear set from The Tackle Trap when I was in the process of ordering gear sets for my other project reels.  I like doing my own maintenance and the gears are relatively cheap.  

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